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Residents report another close call with sea lion

Efforts to deter sea lions from hauling out on Petersburg’s floatplane dock have been largely successful, according to borough staff. However, at least one aggressive bull continues to search for free meals at the nearby fish cleaning station in south harbor. Matt Lichtenstein recently spoke with a couple of local residents who reported a close call with the large animal late last month. For mobile-friendly, downloadable audio, click here.

Over the summer, Brad Hunter took this photo of a large sea lion on the fish cleaning float in Petersburg’s South Harbor.

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Photo from flickr/Creative Commons/Brett Levin/LEGAL Colorado marijuana grow
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Petersburg considers end to visitor industry grants

Photo courtesy Petersburg Chamber of Commerce
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